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Friends | Part 2

Love Worth Finding / Adrian Rogers
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June 28, 2021 8:00 am

Friends | Part 2

Love Worth Finding / Adrian Rogers

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June 28, 2021 8:00 am

Pastor Adrian Rogers reveals why we must guard our teenagers’ friendships and help them become admirable friends to others.

Kerwin Baptist
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Our Daily Bread Ministries
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Wisdom for the Heart
Dr. Stephen Davey
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Brian C Thomas

Why are our friendship so crucial to our spiritual walk was into Adrian Rogers. Young people choose your friends all live our five big greatest joy of your life by the greatest disappointment of your life is going to be your friend. Thank God there is one friend the sticker closer than a brother. His name is Jesus and he's the one that will help you to understand all these other friendships. He's the one that will guide you to the right friendships welcome to featuring profound truth. Simply stated, the messages mastered Adrian Rogers our deepest longings, whether young or old sport enduring friendship.

We all want to commune with someone who truly understands her deepest needs. Our highest aspirations in our worst fear, but the wrong kind of friend is one of the greatest dangers we could have especially when were you because ultimately we become like our friends.

If you have your Bible turn to Proverbs 1717.

As Adrian Rogers concludes this powerful, insightful message about our friends. There are three kinds of young people that are simple there scorners and therefore will find these in an Proverbs chapter 1 verses 20 through 22.

The Bible says wisdom cries without she uttered her voice in the streets she cries within the chief place of the concourse and the opening of the gates in the city she wisdom out of her word saying how long he simple ones, will you love simplicity and the scorners delight in this morning and fools hate knowledge that a simple ones scorners and fools. Every teenager in the world is made up of one of those categories, either a simple stone or our food now what what we mean by the word sent, that does not mean it if your child is simple. Let as many stupid the matter fact he may grow up to be a rocket scientist to make grow up to be a surgeon. He may grow up to be a lawyer. What we mean by simple word just simply means open now are verse in verse 22 says, the simple one loves simplicity that is he loves what all teenagers love and that is the easy way he wants to go through life without any restraint. He wants to go through life without any discipline. He loves his simplicity but he lacks understanding.

Proverbs 9 verses one through four. Wisdom has built her house.

She if you not her seven pillars she had killed her beast she have mangled her wine in our shift furnished her table. She has set forth her maidens. She cries upon the highest places of the city Allison wisdom says so is simple.

Let him turn and Heather and as for him that we want this understanding, she said to him, not a simple child simple teenager does not have understanding.

This is true, all teenagers before they get understanding me there born this way. They love simplicity. They don't have understanding. They just don't understand a simple person is easily led in the sin and error. Proverbs 14 verse 15 the simple believe with every word.

This is a reason that they are a piece of cake for Madison Avenue. The simple believe every word he is just open his mind is like plastic and if he doesn't get a lock on the truth. If the sample doesn't believe God's word is going to believe anything and maybe Madison Avenue may be false religion. It may be sinful friends. The sample is is living in danger. The simple pass on and there punished. They don't understand they think they're indestructible to boys were trying to take a girl out.

Her father came to the door and said you boys get off my property. He looked them up and down he knew what they were like. He said the daughter was 15 that my daughter is not going out with you tonight, tomorrow night or forever. She's not going out with you so get all of my property. They were so angry they got in the car through gravel up against the man's house sped down the road when they got angry again and they came back. Jamie parked in front of that house rolled down the window and began to curse that man use violence entities and shall edit then drove off again came back again and began to curse and swear at and calling every ungodly lascivious thing that they could think of violence guilty name they did that three times.

Then they were going downtown and they saw a boy one of their friends just walking down the street and said hey get in the car with us and I don't man just jumped in the car they said were you going. They said we show you where were going and I went back to that man's house again to vilify him and the cursing and essay were studied have not.

He was standing out there behind an evergreen with a loaded gun is that car sped off one more time he shot through the rear window and yes it was hit that bullet when in his back toward gaping hole out of the heart of that boy just simply walking down the street and got in that car with these people and I don't know what kind of epitaph they put on his gravestone.

But here's what they might've said here lies GM a good boy he would be alive, but he had some friends just had some friends now these are simple. I'm telling you it doesn't mean that young people are not smart. That mean they don't have character.

I am just telling you that they don't understand until they get wisdom from God and kids you need understand now. I love you I'm not putting you down but there's the simple and every teenager starts out as a simple teenager, but he can become a scorner God have mercy upon the stone. What is a scorner like, well, the Bible says in Proverbs 1 verse 22. How long the simple ones we love simplicity and scorners delight in this morning to see the difference.

The simple just love simplicity, but the scorner delights in his scorning. That is, he has got a warped character. Now he's an evil person. He has the devil's initials carved on his heart and and you can't tell them anything you can't instruct and you can instruct the simple, but you can't instruct the stone. Proverbs 13 verse one. A wise son here at his father's instruction, but a scorner here is not review you always tell is going to but you can't telling much by it.

If the scorners or not he's probably giving somebody noble right now or she's writing little notes laughing trying to make light of what we say because when you rebuke a scorner, you might as well be talking to a brick wall. He delights in his scorning. He refuses instruction and he despises godly people listen to Proverbs 15 verse 12 scorner love is not one that reproved within neither will he go into the lives correct a scorner, and even if you don't say anything you put a look in his eyes and says I hate your that's the stone rebuking and he will insult you to your face.

Proverbs 9 verses 78 he that reproved with the scorner get it to himself. Shane and he that rebuke of a wicked man give it to himself a block reproved not a scorner, lest he hate me rebuke a wise man and he will update and parents. If your child is already a scorner.

I pray God will have mercy on. I hate to say this but the chances are is going to hell. The Bible says in Proverbs 13, verse one. A wise son here with his father's instruction, but a scorner here is not review, and Proverbs 13 verse 13 whoso despises the word shall be destroyed based on lasting destruction so you have three kinds of teens you have the simple then you have a scorner you want to send to Memphis Gloria's smart Alec, the smart Alec but then there's 1/3 category of team and this is the flu. May God pity the mother. The father of the flu. Listen to our verse again in Proverbs 1 verse 22. How long you simple ones we love simplicity and scorners delight in scorning but I want to and close hey now, they acknowledged they don't just merely delight in scorning. They literally pay knowledge the scorner hates wisdom. Proverbs 1 verse seven the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction awful will ridicule righteousness.

Proverbs 14 verse nine. Fools make a market sin. I mean the fool will laugh at ungodliness and morality, homosexuality, fornication documents, he will make a Marcos and he gets his jollies from sin he rejoices in his sin. The Bible says folly is a joy to him.

In Proverbs chapter 15 verse 21 is moral sense is been perverted, he would know the difference between right and wrong. If it came walking down the street with a sign around its neck. The Bible describes a fool in in the book of Isaiah chapter 5 verse 21 of them the call evil good and good evil that put darkness for light and light for darkness that put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. The Bible says in Proverbs 2611 as a dog returns to his vomit soul food and return it to spot may God have mercy. If you have a fool for child off of fool is destined for hell in the Bible. I can't find any hope for a fool, there may be, but Proverbs 17 verse 10 says reproved renters more into a wise man than 100 stripes on the fool. You're not going to beat it into him did not go to beat it out of him. His heart's heart is conscience is seared his mind is defiled and punishment will not changing his cross. God's deadline is moral sensibilities of been destroyed.

He is I will tell you. Something don't you let your children hang around with scorners and fools don't you do I will tell you young people don't you hang around with scorners and fools now parents need to help your children hear even when they may not want help help them first about understand the dangers that are involved, they they don't understand. Let me give you wonderful works. Proverbs 19 verse 25 slide scorner and the simple will be where what is that mean well today young people do not see the consequences of sin because we have so dumbed down the consequences. Kids see somebody selling dope on a street corner they see them arrested and then they see them back out in the street the next day they they watch politicians in high places that dissemble and lie and they say the popularity soul about what young people need to understand is that there are consequences to sin.

If you smite a scorner.

The Bible says the simple will be where I want tell you what you need to do dad this you need to take some Saturday nights and take your boy take your girl take him down to the emergency room and just wait out there and watch the people come in and sliced up after having gone through a when she let your daughter see somebody with her pretty face so disfigured it will never ever be the same taken to the morgue. You got a doctor friend or hospital administrator say I like to take my child in here to the morgue. I wanted to see a body that is been broken because of sin, take your kids down to the rescue mission heartache about a skid row C take him in and and let them see some drunk in the gutter, covered with flies in his own vomit.

Let like taking down to the court and and letting me listen to some of the court proceedings.

They need to understand that sin has its repercussions if you smite a scorner, then the simple will be where helping to understand the dangers involved number two parents carefully guard his company.

I remember Proverbs 13 verse 20.

The Bible says a companion of fools will be destroyed and let me give you great verse Proverbs 22 verse 10 cast out the scorner, and contention will cease. 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or you can write us at love worth finding box 38, 600 Memphis, TN 38183.

If you're a parent. Remember, this word of wisdom from Adrian Rogers in order for them to understand the dangers of foolish friends carefully guard their company teach the importance of their thanks for joining us for today's program. We hope you will tune in next time. For more truth never changes online learning. We love hearing how listeners are using these timeless messages to encourage others. One inmate wrote recently. With this testimony, few men established a nightly prayer circle four months ago. It started with a handful of men in escrow to about 25 keep adding new people who are drawn by the Holy Spirit working in the we need each night without fail and listen to these messages together. This is no coincidence. This is God work that is great. Such a joy to hear and we are honored to continue sharing the gospel through these messages from Adrian Rogers. We do not know who is listening. But God knows say thank you. Right now for your gift this month.

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